Thursday, 23 October 2008

Ross Brand, 51, of Torquay, died after he was shot in the head outside the clubhouse in the Geelong suburb of Breakwater.

Ross Brand, 51, of Torquay, who died after he was shot in the head outside the clubhouse in the Geelong suburb of Breakwater.A 34-year-old Geelong West man, who was walking with Brand at the time of the attack, was wounded. He has spoken to police and was expected to be operated on today.Individual mourners and small groups of grievers have been leaving tributes at the scene of the shooting, almost all refusing to speak to waiting media.A man and a woman in their 20s and a boy who appeared to be about 11 arrived mid-afternoon. The adults sat and drank from pre-mixed alcohol bottles. They left one of the drinks, as well as a teddy bear with a cigarette tucked in its collar and a card addressed simply: "To Dad".
Another card read: "Dad, I really don't know what to write. I wish I didn't have 2 write anything but here we are ... we're all going to miss you so f---king much. You were one of a kind that's 4 sure. You'll always be with us. Love you so much, so very much, xxx, love always ...". It was signed with three names.Another card, carrying one of the same names, read: "Rosco maybe lost but not forgotten ..."Floral tributes for Brand have been also left at the clubhouse.One woman, who said she was the deceased bikie's niece, left a bouquet and a pre-mixed alcoholic drink.
Meanwhile, police said the shooting might have been captured on security cameras at the clubhouse. Homicide detectives said Bandido members were co-operating with police and had provided security video footage from cameras on the roof of the club house.


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